Shaved Brussels Sprout Slaw with Lemon Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Are you looking for an alternative to coleslaw? If so, this Brussels sprout slaw might be perfect. This shaved Brussels sprouts salad with lemon apple cider vinaigrette is made with one part cabbage to two parts sprouts. This summer salad recipe is a great side for BBQ chicken, fish or beef. When you make this Brussels sprouts salad recipe, make lots because it will disappear!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a Brussel sprout slaw with lemon apple cider vinaigrette. You will love this BBQ or summer salad recipe!

The freshness and crunch makes it perfect as a summer salad recipe. Cilantro, mint and pistachios are also included in this Brussels sprouts salad recipe. And then you have lemon apple cider vinaigrette.

Such a salad would be amazing served with chicken, fish, pork, beef, or a vegetable-based main dish. A lot of people fall into the trap of making the same kind of salad every time. For that reason, you might like to let yourself be inspired with this tasty recipe.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a Brussel sprout slaw with lemon apple cider vinaigrette. You will love this BBQ or summer salad recipe!

What are Shaved Brussels Sprouts?

Shaved Brussels sprouts is another term for shredded Brussels sprouts. You can either get these from the store or make your own for this Brussels sprout slaw. You can shred them in a food processor or by hand. Use the shredding or grating disc in the food processor or else get a chopping board and knife ready.

After washing your sprouts, you can cut off and discard the tough root ends and discard any discoloured outer leaves. Cut them into thin slices using the food processor or a sharp knife or mandolin.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a Brussel sprout slaw with lemon apple cider vinaigrette. You will love this BBQ or summer salad recipe!

If you’re choosing the mandolin option for this Brussels sprouts salad recipe, watch your fingers! Shaved Brussels sprouts can be used raw in a salad or cooked.

How to Make the Lemon Apple Cider Vinaigrette

The homemade lemon apple cider vinaigrette is so good and suits this Brussels sprout slaw perfectly. To make it, you combine apple cider vinegar with olive oil, sugar, ground coriander, and lime juice, as well as some salt and black pepper to taste.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a Brussel sprout slaw with lemon apple cider vinaigrette. You will love this BBQ or summer salad recipe!

It’s a tangy dressing which is great tossed with coleslaw or in fact any alternative to coleslaw.

Brussels Sprouts: Some Interesting Facts

It’s funny how many of us love Brussels sprout slaw or even Brussels sprouts for that matter, since most kids don’t! I think that has a lot to do with preparation. After all, boiled Brussels sprouts can be truly awful, especially if they smell like sulphur. Actually a sulphur smell means they’re overcooked.

A summer salad recipe made with them, on the other hand, can be amazing. They’re also a great vegetable to roast or fry. Try them wrapped in bacon or stir-fried with garlic.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a Brussel sprout slaw with lemon apple cider vinaigrette. You will love this shaved Brussel sprouts salad recipe.

Brussels sprouts get their name from Brussels, the capital of Belgium where this vegetable has been popular since the 1500s. French settlers introduced them to North America in the 1700s and then by the 1900s they were a staple crop in California.

The reason they are so good in this Brussels sprouts slaw is they are in the same family as cabbage. This means they pair very nicely and make a nice alternative to coleslaw. Sprouts range in size from little marbles to golf balls.

When shopping for them for a Brussels sprouts salad recipe, choose bright green ones with tight leaves and firm stems.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a Brussel sprout slaw with lemon apple cider vinaigrette. You will love this shaved Brussel sprouts salad recipe.

Are Brussels Sprouts Healthy?

Another reason why this summer salad recipe is so good (apart from its great taste) is that sprouts are super-nutritious! They are low in calories and rich in Vitamins A, C and K, along with folic acid (Vitamin B-9).

Their fibre content is good for your digestion and they also contain good amounts of iron, potassium and calcium.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a Brussel sprout slaw with lemon apple cider vinaigrette. You will love this shaved Brussel sprouts salad recipe.

Another reason why a Brussels sprouts salad recipe beats boiled sprouts is that boiling them sucks all those healthy nutrients out and leaves them behind in the cooking water. Plus boiled sprouts are mushy and just not as appealing as raw, roasted or fried ones!

Summer Salad Recipe Tips

An alternative to coleslaw is always worth knowing so you can make a delicious salad in the warmer months. For the best results, take care in choosing the ingredients. Pick the freshest, best-looking vegetables you can get.

If you’re new to eating raw Brussels sprouts, you might like to more shredded cabbage than sprouts in the salad. Green, white or red cabbage are all good additions and go well with shaved Brussels sprouts. The lemon apple cider vinaigrette goes beautifully regardless how much cabbage and/or Brussels sprouts you are using in the dish.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a Brussel sprout slaw with lemon apple cider vinaigrette. You will love this shaved Brussel sprouts salad recipe.

You can add other ingredients to this Brussels sprout slaw such as shredded cheese or another kind of nut. The pistachios go very nicely, but so would walnuts or pecans. If you want to add some fruit too, try dried cherries or cranberries. Use fresh lime juice for the best results. Bottled juice would work at a pinch but the fresh version is just so much tastier.

If you like this shaved Brussle sprouts salad, you might also like Sweet Potato Kale Salad, Radicchio Endive Chicken Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing or Sesame Avocado Asian Chicken Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Slaw with Lemon Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a Brussel sprout slaw with lemon apple cider vinaigrette. You will love this BBQ or summer salad recipe!

Shaved Brussels Sprout Slaw with Lemon Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 178kcal
Author: Bella
Brussels sprout slaw is a great coleslaw alternative. You make this shaved Brussels sprouts salad with lemon apple cider vinaigrette with cabbage and sprouts. This summer salad recipe is a great BBQ side and this Brussels sprouts salad recipe is always a hit.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts shredded
  • 8 Oz. cabbage shredded or 1 bag prepared
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro roughly chopped
  • 1/4 Cup mint roughly chopped
  • 1/2 Cup pistachios shelled

For the dressing 

  • 1/4 Cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp. coriander  ground
  • 1 Juiced lime 
  • Salt and pepper  to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine shredded Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cilantro, mint, and pistachios.
  • In a small bowl whisk together apple cider vinegar, olive oil, sugar, coriander, and lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.  
  • Toss Brussels sprout mixture with dressing until fully combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.  
  • Give slaw a toss before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 802IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

Enjoy this Brussels Sprout Slaw!

I hope you enjoy this Brussel sprout slaw with cabbage. It is the perfect summer salad recipe and makes the best side of a range of BBQ dishes. The pistachios are a tasty and unexpected addition to this shaved Brussel sprouts salad with lemon apple cider vinaigrette.

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  1. Deborah Hern wrote:

    5 stars
    I made this with my chicken last night and it was such a tasty side dish.

    Posted 7.2.21 Reply
  2. 5 stars
    I love brussels sprouts salad and your dressing sounds amazing can’t wait to try

    Posted 7.6.21 Reply
  3. Mimi wrote:

    I don’t eat Brussels sprouts nearly enough, I’ll have to make the effort this summer cause this looks so good

    Posted 7.6.21 Reply
  4. Amber Myers wrote:

    Oh yum, this looks so good. Normally I don’t like brussel sprouts but I’m sure I would love this.

    Posted 7.6.21 Reply
  5. Monica Simpson wrote:

    This looks so refreshing and healthy! Perfect for summer.

    Posted 7.6.21 Reply
  6. Jasmine Martin wrote:

    I never thought about creating a brussels sprout slaw before. I may have to try this out for myself soon.

    Posted 7.7.21 Reply